Alabama residents have received $11 million from FEMA

FEMA reports Hurricane Sally survivors in Baldwin, Escambia and Mobile counties have been approved for more than $11 million in federal disaster assistance in just over one week since President Trump signed a major disaster declaration for Alabama.

Through Sept. 28, FEMA has approved housing grants to individuals and families totaling $11,153,079.

“Hurricane Sally took a punch to our coastal areas, but thanks in part to the millions of dollars in federal assistance, the people of Alabama are moving along the road to recovery,” Alabama Governor Kay Ivey said. “I remain grateful to President Trump, Administrator Gaynor and their teams for prioritizing the people of Alabama reeling from Hurricane Sally. We will get through this together; we have done it before, and we will do it again.”

Housing Assistance (HA) grants for repairs to primary residences or for renting temporary housing totaled more than $8.9 million. Other Needs Assistance (ONA) grants to cover childcare, moving and storage, medical and dental expenses, etc. totaled just over $2.1 million.

In addition, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved $570,900 in long-term, low-interest disaster loans for to cover repairs to homes damaged by Hurricane Sally.

Meanwhile, Florida counties are sending in photos to FEMA.